Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pout Pout clay fish

I just have one picture of the pout pout clay fish from 1st Grade.  I did this lesson three years ago and I was so happy with the success of so many of these compared to other pinch pot animal ideas I've done in the past. I usually don't like to repeat a lesson but success is success.  I also like to use the white clay but I forgot it was in the school garage and this oh so cold, cold winter had made it a frozen mess. The only soft clay I had was terracotta but I like the way this clay worked too.

I've also learned that first graders have a lot, I mean A LOT of trouble writing their name legibly (who doesn't) on the bottom of their clay so I asked the students to put their name on a sticky note and set it under their fish so I could write the names when the clay became leather hard.